Concerned father says daughter has twice wandered off campus of St. Johns County school

The father of a 5-year-old girl made an impassioned plea to the St. Johns County School Board during its Tuesday night meeting.

Preston Brown told the board that the life of his daughter, who attends Freedom Crossing Academy, has twice been put in danger.

He said the first time occurred on Oct. 13, when his daughter was placed in the wrong line at dismissal and made her way off school grounds, alone. He said no one knew where she was for 30 minutes.

“A stranger found my daughter at an intersection a block away from the campus. Thank God she was a good stranger and not a predator, and she brought our daughter back to our house,” Brown told the board.

“The administration apologized and said it’ll never happen again,” he continued. “But guess what? It did.”

Brown said that last Friday, his daughter was locked out of a classroom after recess. He said she was scared, ran off and again a stranger found her and brought her to safety.

Brown said the school has acted to make changes, but he’s worried about other schools in the rapidly-growing district. He urged the board to make changes to all St. Johns County schools

A request for comment from the St. Johns County School District was not returned by publication of this article.

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